Blade Runner 2049

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  1. Brian in Mesa

    Brian in Mesa BIM™ Contributor

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    Alcon Eyeing 'Blade Runner' Reboot
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/heat-vision/alcon-entertainment-eyeing-blade-runner-163406

    Alcon Entertainment, the company behind The Blind Side, is looking to bring the world of Blade Runner back to the big screen.

    The 1982 cult classic, which was directed by Ridley Scott and starred Harrison Ford, was based on a Philip K. Dick novel titled Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

    The company is in final negotiations to acquire the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller.

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    Ugh. The Hollywood reporter can't even spell the main character's name correctly.

    Horrible idea. Prequels...sequels? :barf:
     
  2. Chaplin

    Chaplin Better off silent

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    If it's a remake, sure, it's a bad idea. But if they just want to go back to that world, what's wrong with that? I wasn't a huge fan of the original anyway.
     
  3. Brian in Mesa

    Brian in Mesa BIM™ Contributor

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    I saw the original in the theater. Loved it. Then I saw Scott's Director's cut at the original (one and only, IMHO) Cine Capri. Didn't like the changes, especially when he tinkered with the source material.
     
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    I thought it was okay but highly overrated when people start talking about it as greatest sci-fi movie ever. I'd probably give it a chance even if it's a remake but there are a lot of sci-fi stories I'd rather see given this kind of attention.

    Steve
     
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    Stout I gave my cards a victory...

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    SuperSpck Fewer ghosts in Realityland

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    I really wanted to like the original, as every other nerd in the 'verse seems to, but the only thing I really like in the whole movie was Harrison Ford's haircut.
     
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    Me, too. I've rewatched a few times to see if I missed something, but I don't think it lives up to any close to its legend.

    I have no problem with a remake of this movie. In fact, I'm all for it--maybe they can make it watchable.
     
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    Maybe they will answer the question:

    Do androids dream of electric sheep?
     
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    Linderbee Let's GO, CARDINALS! Contributor

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    Thank God I'm not alone in my "I don't get it" opinion of Blade Runner. I'm with Pariah; maybe they can make it watchable. IMO, the only good thing to come out of it was More Human than Human by White Zombie.
     
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    MrYeahbut rilly bruh, rilly?? Contributor

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    I always thought Prill was hot but that's just me
     
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    Hello? Anyone? This is the name of the Phillip K. Dick novel that the movie is roughly based on. Sort of. :mulli:
     
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    Linderbee Let's GO, CARDINALS! Contributor

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    Yeah, it was in the article. :mulli:
     
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    I rarely if ever click links. And I was on vacation. :)
     
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    Count me as another one who didn't "get it." I'm not even sure I was entertained.

    But never mess with a Dick fan. Those people have their own special kind of zeal, and some are as crazy as Dick was. (And he was REALLY crazy. The history behind his writing of VALIS was enough to make me consider reading any of his books, and he's written some good ones. I sometimes wonder if A Scanner Darkly was in fact the greatest insight into Dick's reality.).
     

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